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When Birds Stopped Flying

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Flight seems like an important adaptive advantage, so why did some birds lose their ability to take to the skies? A video from the PBS Eons series explains the evolutionary paths of different species of birds while emphasizing the...
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The Time Terror Birds Invaded

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Like something from a low-budget horror movie, terror birds ruled the roost in South America millions of years ago. Things didn't go as well when they headed north! With an intriguing video, biology scholars explore the massive migration...
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Birds

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Birds adapted to almost every climate on the planet, from the Arctic to the rain forests. A presentation focused on birds covers their similarities and differences. It starts with their evolution from reptiles, their many physical...
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Why Can't Some Birds Fly?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Back in the day, all birds had the ability to fly. Why would evolutionary adaptations take that away from some species? A video presentation discusses the cost of having the ability to fly and why that feature may not be ideal for some...
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Flightless Birds and Scientific Research

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students study the work done by various scientists on Antarctica. In this biology instructional activity, students play the role of researchers who must justify the importance of their study. They create a multimedia presentation about a...
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Birds

For Students 6th - 10th
In this birds worksheet, students read a 2 page informational excerpt about birds and the study of birds, ornithology. They then use the information the learned to answer the 10 questions in the packet. The answers are located on the...
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Beautiful Birds: Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this birds reading comprehension worksheet, students read a short non-fiction selections about the characteristics of birds. They answer 10 questions based on the reading which include true or false, short answer, and multiple choice.
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Penguins

For Teachers K - 3rd
Everyone loves penguins! Learn about the flightless birds of the Antarctic with a series of lessons and activities. From the differences between the 17 species of penguins to the best way to remove oil from a penguin's features, kids...
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Science: Birds in Flight

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students identify and examine adaptations in birds that enable them to fly. They conduct Internet research to relate these adaptations to the physics of flight. Students observe birds in flight and describe their behavior and flight...
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Penguins: Popularity, Peril and Poop

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Penguins, one of the most beloved bird species in the world, are not only adorable, they are also in grave danger. Five-sixths of the world's penguin species are endangered or nearly endangered, mostly due to human activities such as...
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Selection and Variation in the Egyptian Origami Bird

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate genetics and evolution of species. They simulate the breeding of birds using origami birds. In addition, using dice they introduce genetic variation into the species.
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Rain Forest Birds

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders look at the levels of the rain forest. In this rain forest instructional activity, 5th graders choose a rain forest animal and explain which of the four levels of the rain forest they think that animal lives in. They also...
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Evidence of Evolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Since its conception in the mid-1800s, the theory of evolution has been a point of hot discussion, but what exactly do the facts say? Take your life science class on an evolutionary exploration, analyzing the different pieces of evidence...
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How Many Animals?

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners use their math skills to develop estimates for the population of several animal species native to the Austrailian rainforest. It is a simulation that researchers at the Center for Rainforest Studies in Australia perform to...
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What Can You Learn About Dinosaurs by Watching an Ostrich?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students collect a variety of drawings of dinosaurs and maps of a zoo. Students observe an animal in motion during a field trip to a zoo from reproducible worksheets. Students study about the process by which scientists and film...
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Inverse, Converse and Contra-positive

For Students 10th
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders identify the inverse, converse and contra-positive in each given sentence. They rewrite the sentences to make the statement true. There are 6 questions with an answer key.
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Geometry Practice: Contrapositive

For Students 9th - 12th
In this contrapositive worksheet, students solve 6 multiple choice and short answer problems. Students write the contrapositive of a conditional statement.
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What Can You Learn About Dinosaurs by Watching an Ostrich?

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars often find dinosaurs interesting. However, it is doubtful that they have actually thought about the process by which scientists (and film animators) develop working models of dinosaurs. Reproducible worksheets provide...
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Tic Tac Know Kingdoms

For Teachers 4th - 5th
In this PowerPoint, students participate in a variation of tic tac toe in which questions about the animal and plant kingdom are presented and students move to various locations on the game board.
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Words in the News: New Maori King

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students work together in groups to identify new vocabulary words. They read a story about the new Maori King in New Zealand and answer questions. They also examine reported speech in the article.
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Squirrel Islands

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this adaptations worksheet, students read about 3 species that have changed over time to adapt to their environment. Students design a squirrel that has adapted to an island habitat that students are assigned. They describe the...
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Genetics/Blood Types Crossword

For Students 9th - 12th
In this genetics worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle given thirty six clues about genetic disorders, genetic inheritance and blood types.
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Analogies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
In this analogy worksheet, students answer seven questions using their problem solving skills and vocabulary skills to discover how words are related to each other. Students are encouraged to use dictionaries.

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